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22 April 2010

MEDIA MATTERS : 'South Park' creators must 'fear for their lives'

100420stoneparker.jpgThe creators of the animated TV series "South Park" should be "afraid for their lives" since there is a "very real possibility" they will end up murdered like Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, the author of an extremist Muslim website told WND today.

"I think it's very clear what we are saying. Under Islam, the punishment for insulting Muhammad is death," stated Younus Abdullah Muhammad, author of RevolutionMuslim.com.

"You saw the picture of Theo Van Gogh lying (dead) on the streets in Europe. At the end of the day there is a very real possibility that this will be the outcome for the 'South Park' creators," said Abdullah Muhammad, referring to the Dutch filmmaker who was murdered by an Islamic extremist in 2004 after making a film on Islam and violence against women.

Abdullah Muhammad was echoing threats posted on his website Sunday targeting "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone after an episode of their Comedy Central network show aired last week depicted Islam's prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit.

Abdullah Muhammad told WND, "We are just warning them, giving them advice that they are not playing with a system that tolerates their kind of behavior."

Asked specifically whether Stone and Parker should fear for their lives, Abdullah Muhammad told WND, "Isn't that what the post said? That there will probably be some form of retaliation."

The RevolutionMuslim.com posting stated the "South Park" duo will "probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show."

The Internet posting continued: "We have to warn Matt and Trey that what they are doing is stupid and they will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh for airing this show. This is not a threat, but a warning of the reality of what will likely happen to them."

Abdullah Muhammad told WND today, "We find it atrocious that a nation that is presently occupying other countries, supporting the military-industrial complex, that is harming and killing Muslims, that at the same time they will insult a prophet we hold dear and to think there will not be ramifications."

RevolutionMuslim.com is known for its support of the ideology of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden.

In February 2009, WND reported the website issued a series of videos targeting the New York headquarters of Chabad, a Jewish outreach movement, just two months after the group was rocked by a deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai, India.

Videos posted on the website also asked viewers to "give the Islamic message" to Yeshiva University, a Manhattan-based Jewish college, as well as "Jewish Federation buildings all over the U.S." in response to the institutions' purported funding for Israel amid its offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The apparent threats resulted in a New York Police Department investigation and a beefed-up police presence outside the Chabad headquarters.


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